Holiday House Bedroom / Lounge by Darrin Varden Design
D arrin Varden explores the darker side of love in his deep garnet-hued tribute to St. Valentine’s Day. Very serious art and furnishings mix with tongue-in-cheek nods to all of the soft and sharp edges of love and seduction. Featured artist Miya Ando has installed an entire wall of Bodhi (Ficus Religiosa) skeleton leaves, which she has dyed individually and threaded together in an ombre effect from ceiling to floor. It joins three other original works in the room. Varden designed furniture and lighting for the space, including the centerpiece, a prodigious tufted bed-and-sofa combination.